411 Listener League draft results
The original 411 Listener League draft was tonight…
using each team’s "best available" 23-man starting roster and the projected stats I’ve been using for my drafts.
Obviously that’s not a very telling picture of team strength, given how many teams go light on SP’s so they do pitch-or-ditch, etc. And if you don’t like or agree with any projection for any player, don’t tell me about it, I don’t wanna hear it, I don’t care! These are for entertainment and trash-talking purposes only… enjoy!
UPDATE (3/22): Here’s a link to the complete pick-by-pick results.
To answer a question in the comments, I thought McCann was an excellent value with the 71st pick, and looking at how the next round went, there’s no one I passed on that I would have rather had. So if nothing else I should have the best catching tandem in the league, for whatever that’s worth! :-)
Here’s a quick overview of my feelings on my own selections:
BEST PICK: Despite the risk that always comes with him, it’s hard to not feel great about getting Rich Harden in the 21st round (242nd overall). If healthy, he can be one of the dominant starters in the league. If not, he only cost me a 21st round pick so I can move on to my pitch-or-ditch routine. All upside, almost no risk.
WORST PICK: Well, of course I think they are all great ones, but I probably didn’t need to use a 17th round pick on Zack Greinke when both B.J. Ryan and Jeremy Accardo were still on the board, not to mention George Sherrill, Carlos Marmol, Brandon Lyon and Joe Borowski. Never can have too many saves:
ONES THAT GOT AWAY: The South Larson Hamptonians and Gluttons, who bookended my picks, took my "next" picks several times when I was all set to take them next: Jose Valverde (8th round by Siano, I took Huston Street), Joakim Soria (12th round by Gluttons, I took Brett Myers), who was then followed by Kelly Johnson (12th round by Sianimals, I took Kevin Kouzmanoff), Dustin McGowan (14th round by Gluttons… that one really hurt, since I took Oliver Perez instead), C.J. Wilson (19th round by Siano, I took Mike Jacobs) and Franklin Gutierrez (22nd round by Gluttons, I took Ian Kennedy). As you can tell by all of the above comments, I really was trying to grab a fourth closer but couldn’t get the ones I wanted at what I felt was the right point.
Let’s get this party started!!